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The latest Indian Maharaja Train Tour, "Golden Chariot" offers an insight into treasure trove of archaeological wealth, abundant bounty for wildlife seekers and a kaleidoscope of culture for it's esteemed guests. It offers a mix of heritage, culture, eco-tourism and beach life. Recline & relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty.

Golden Chariot now brings to you the "Southern Splendour", a journey spanning 7 nights and 8 days that links some of South India's greatest destinations filled with memorable moments guaranteed to stay with you for a lifetime. On this splendid voyage covering three states we take you through exotic locales starting from the garden city of Bangalore passing through ancient temple towns of Tamil Nadu and finally ending our journey in the coastal city of Kochi. In short, it's an experience that captures the romance of a by-gone era making your sojourn an unforgettable one.

  • Monday

    Day 1

    Monday

    Day 1

    Bangalore

    Begin your tour at the luxurious Taj West End Bangalore. Enjoy High Tea at the Banquet Hall followed by a presentation on The Golden Chariot Tour, Do's and Don'ts, safety and security instructions. This is followed by a visit to the Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery with Cultural Show.

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  • Tuesday

    Day 2

    Tuesday

    Day 2

    Chennai / Pondicherry

    Arrive at Chennai. Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot. Drive through the Marina Beach road by coach en route to Mahabalipuram. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the Five Ratha?s Temple, Shore Shiva Temple and the caves built between the 7th and 9th century.

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  • Wednesday

    Day 3

    Wednesday

    Day 3

    Pondicherry

    Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot. Later a tour through Auroville township and Matrimandir. Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot. In the afternoon, visit the Aurobindo Ashram. Stroll on through the French town, enjoy shopping. Dinner at a local restaurant. Depart to Trichy. Overnight on the train.

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  • Thursday

    Day 4

    Thursday

    Day 4

    Trichy-Tanjore

    In the morning arrive at Trichy. Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. Visit the ghats in Trichy and drive towards Tanjore by coach. Visit the Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch at Sangam Hotel, Tanjore. In the afternoon, visit a Tanjore artifacts and paintings workshop.

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  • Friday

    Day 5

    Friday

    Day 5

    Madurai

    In the morning, arrive at Madurai. Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. Visit the famed Meenakshi temple, followed by shopping. Lunch on board The Golden Chariot. See a Light & Sound show at the Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal in the evening. Dinner with live Classical Music at the Heritage.

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  • Saturday

    Day 6

    Saturday

    Day 6

    Nagercoil/Kanyakumari/hiruvananthapuram/Kovalam

    Arrive at the Nagercoil Railway Station at 5:15 hours. Depart for Kanyakumari by coach to catch the sunrise. Return to the train for breakfast. Visit the famous Padmanabha Palace. Lunch on board The Golden Chariot. Depart for Thiruvananthapuram. On arrival at the Thiruvananthapuram Station, drive to Kovalam Beach by coach.

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  • Sunday

    Day 7

    Sunday

    Day 7

    Alleppey/Cochin

    Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. On arrival at Alleppey, set off on a House Boat cruise with wine/beer/coffee, snacks and Kerala cuisine lunch on board the boat. Drive to Cochin (Kochi) to visit the Church, Chinese Fishing nets and walk around Jew Town. Return on board the train for dinner. Depart for Bangalore. Overnight on the train.

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  • Monday

    Day 8

    Monday

    Day 8

    Bangalore

    Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. Arrive at the Yeswanthpur Railway Station.

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